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Auto agenda: Monterey Auto Week and Pebble Beach

It's all eyes on California from August 15 as the Monterey Auto Week gets underway, with thousands expected to attend one of the world's greatest classic car festivals. The culmination of the week, the 61st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, takes place August 21.

Monterey Automotive Week
August 15-21
Pebble Beach, CA, USA

Although Pebble Beach is best known for its Concours, a host of other events are held for the automotive elite throughout the week in the country of Monterey, including a Tour d'Elegance, the Automotive Fine Arts Society Exhibition and the RetroAuto sale.

61st Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
August 21
Pebble Beach, CA, USA

Classic cars of every shape and size will be lining up on one of the world's most famous golf courses for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, one of the world's most famous automotive beauty contests.

15th Moscow Auto Show
August 24-27
Moscow, Russia

Over 750 exhibitors are expected to attend Automechanika, which showcases everything from engines to lubricant, car stereos to trailers. With Russian car sales up 30 percent in 2010, all eyes will be on the automakers expected to introduce new models for a booming market.

Inaugural Beaulieu Simply Classics
August 28
Beaulieu Estate, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Beaulieu Estate will host its first day for classic cars this summer within the same grounds as the British Motor Museum, and enthusiasts from all over the country are expected to attend. A ticket includes entry to the museum and the World of Top Gear exhibition.

EcoVelocity EV Show
September 8-11

London is rapidly becoming a leading world city for electric vehicles, installing infrastructure far faster than many of its counterparts. This show will display everything from charging equipment to battery-powered taxis and is set to offer a glimpse into a future in which 'the Big Smoke' may not actually have any emissions at all.
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Old Timer Festival
September 9-11
Nürburgring, Germany

The Old Timer Festival is one of few events which sees action from both two and four wheeled vehicles. Focusing mainly on vehicles built between the Second World War and the 1970s, it offers three days of racing around one of the world's most famous circuits and is a must for classic car racers.

64th Frankfurt Motor Show
September 15-25
Frankfurt, Germany

One of the biggest events in the year's automotive calendar, the Frankfurt Motor Show is expected to see a raft of new product unveilings from the world's biggest automakers. Particular attention will be paid to the German names at the show, with Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Audi and Volkswagen among the hottest brands to watch.